Why do you want to join our company? This is again an overused question but employers often throw it on candidates to ensure that the odd ones are no longer in the fray. You may be tempted to give an honest answer — 'Your company is a good paymaster and I also want some more salary'. The answer is certainly legitimate, but it won’t help you at all in winning your case since it does not answer what you can bring on the table.
Such questions often seem intriguing, but are basic in nature. They may put candidates off guard if they are not prepared and could ruin your otherwise stellar interview.
The question is simple but it has two complex posers rolled into one:
Most candidates fail to understand these hidden layers in this question and rather answer in a bland way. What you need to do is research about the company before you reach the interview stage as you will have another opportunity to showcase your skills once more. Hiring managers wish to know whether you are a thoughtful, intelligent, and mature person.
Along with this, you also need to align your skills and qualities with the values and needs of the company.
So, so far, we have discussed the various aspects of this question; we should now talk straight. You need to ask yourself a simple question— is it just the paycheck that entices you to work in the company? Money is certainly a big motivation, but there must be some other reasons as well. Think of your career goal and consider how this company can help you achieve your objectives.
Your could focus your answer on talking about your company’s core values and its reputation. This things can be related to both job and non-job positions such as company’s community involvement, outreach programs, training facilities, and other incentives. An insider secret is that all hiring managers love to work with people who in turn want to work with them.
Here are sample answers to two most frequently asked questions:
Such answers will certainly bowl an HR manager out since you perfectly aligned your personal philosophy with the goal of the company. Our motto here is not to give you a sample answer that you can memorize; you can make your own answer that suits your profession and the requirements of the company you applying for a job for.